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  Grand Ayatollah Saanei`s Official Website
Grand Ayatollah Saanei:“The West’s concern about the integration of religion and politics roots it their failing to understand the true Islam”.
Grand Ayatollah Saanei in an interview with Spanish television:“Despotic rules are attempting to deprive women of their rights”.
Grand Ayatollah Saanei in a meeting with some professors of the American University’s School of International Service in International Peace and Conflict Resolution in Washington DC and some of the authorities of the Peace Building and Development Institute of the US:
www.saanei.org /index.php?lang=en   (222 words)

  History of Iran: Ayatollah Khomeini
The emphases of the Ayatollah Khomeini's activity began to change with the death of Ayatollah Boroujerdi on March 31, 1961, for he now emerged as one of the successors to Boroujerdi's position of leadership.
Ayatollah Khomeini reacted with a message in which he declared the events in Qom and similar disturbances elsewhere to be a sign of hope that "freedom and liberation from the bonds of imperialism" were at hand.
Shah decided to seek the deportation of Ayatollah Khomeini from Iraq, the agreement of the Iraqi government was obtained at a meeting between the Iraqi and Iranian foreign ministers in New York, and on September 24, 1978, the Khomeini's house in Najaf was surrounded by troops.
www.iranchamber.com /history/rkhomeini/ayatollah_khomeini.php   (2085 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Obituaries / Ayatollah Khalkhali, Iran's 'Hanging Judge'
Ayatollah Khalkhali was the most feared of the judges appointed after the US-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was deposed in 1979.
A shot was fired, and Ayatollah Khalkhali returned to the courtroom and announced the sentence had been carried out.
Ayatollah Khalkhali was a judge until 1981, when he was forced to resign because of a failure to account for millions of dollars seized in raids on drug traffickers and amassed from court fines.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2003/11/28/ayatollah_khalkhali_irans_hanging_judge   (470 words)

 Talk of poll delay worries Sistani - Iraq - www.theage.com.au
Ayatollah Sistani is concerned that the nascent democratic process in Iraq is falling under the control of a handful of the largest political parties, which co-operated with the US occupation and are comprised largely of exiles.
The Ayatollah, who earlier this year sent tens of thousands of Iraqis into the streets to demand early elections, is said to be worried that a so-called "consensus list" of candidates being discussed among the larger political parties would artificially limit the power of the Shiites, who are in the majority.
Ayatollah Sistani also expressed concern that the Iraqi Government, possibly under US pressure, would postpone the elections under the pretext that the anarchical conditions that prevail over much of the country would make the results illegitimate, the sources said.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/09/23/1095651465837.html   (548 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Profile: Iran's dissident ayatollah
Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri - once the heir apparent to the leadership of the 1979 Islamic revolution - has been Iran's most prominent prisoner of conscience for the last five years.
But reformists did not abandon him and his enduring influence could be seen in the turmoil he has occasionally caused by further stinging rebukes of Ayatollah Khamenei, and members of the conservative Guardian Council who see their jobs as defenders against the advance of a more liberal, modernising trend in Iranian politics.
But he said Ayatollah Khamenei had overstepped his authority, and should submit himself to popular elections, curtail his power, and be accountable and open to public criticism for his actions.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/2699541.stm   (524 words)

 Iran: Outspoken Ayatollah Alleges Official Persecution - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ayatollah Boroujerdi says that in the past 14 years, he has been summoned on numerous occasions to the Special Court for Clergy and spent months in prison.
The ayatollah says his belief in the separation of religion from politics and his refusal to support "political religion" have drawn the ire of Iran's leaders.
Ayatollah Boroujerdi has been able to express the demand for the separation of religion from politics very openly -- to a wide audience and with boldness.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2006/10/e08b35c4-983c-4ad2-823c-e4d542a1cdda.html   (1276 words)

 Historic Personalities of Iran: Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei
Ayatollah Khomeini appointed him in 1980 to be the leader of the Friday congregational prayers in Tehran.
In 1989 he received the title of "Ayatollah" from the Theological School of Qom; and on June of same year, by the death of Ayatollah Khomeini's, he was elected Vali-e Faqih (Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic) by the majority of votes of the Assembly of Experts.
After Ayatollah Araki's death, Ayatollah Khamenei was nominated as one of the sources of imitation by the Qom's Theological School.
www.iranchamber.com /history/akhamenei/ali_khamenei.php   (452 words)

 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Ayatollah Ruhollah KHOMEINI's portrait is exhibited by the crowd attending the opening of the university.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the supreme leader of Iran, is shown in this undated file photo.
In Basra, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the spiritual and political leader of the 1979 Iranian revolution, appears on a portrait along with Shiite leaders, Shiite Imams and radical cleric Muqtada al Sa
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Khomeini.html   (481 words)

 Iran: More of Ayatollah Boroujerdi's followers arrested
A further attack was launched on 7 October, during which the Ayatollah's supporters are reported to have fought the security forces with swords, sticks and other implements.
The Ayatollah's followers are said to have captured several members of the security forces but released them later, after photographing their identity cards.
Ayatollah Sayed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi reportedly advocates the separation of religion from the political basis of the state.
www.payvand.com /news/06/oct/1162.html   (797 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Who's who in Iraq: Ayatollah Sistani
The Persian-born ayatollah represents the conservative and mainstream of Iraqi Shias - rejecting the model of Iranian-style theocracy in favour of a separation between religion and politics.
Ayatollah Sistani rarely made political statements and has repeatedly urged his Shia followers not to take up arms against the occupation forces.
Ayatollah Sistani did finally accept the recommendations of a UN mission which concluded that elections could not be held before the June 2004 power handover deadline.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/3033306.stm   (552 words)

 frontline: terror and tehran: interviews: grand ayatollah yusef saanei | PBS
Ayatollah Saanei is one of only 10 grand ayatollahs in Iran and one of the most revered and influential religious authorities in the holy city of Qom.
Prior to the revolution he was a protégé of Ayatollah Khomeini, who once described him as being like a son.
Imam recognized the people as the main foundation, and it is interesting to note that Imam mentioned something about the jurisdiction and vote of the people in his speech at the Behesht-e Zahra [Tehran's cemetery] in 1979, that perhaps until then many of the supporters of the people's rights had not paid attention to.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/tehran/interviews/saanei.html   (2838 words)

 Ayatollah Khamenei -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ayatollah Khamenei was born in 1939 in the city of Mashhad, in Khorasan’s province of Iran.
After the assassination of President Mohammad Ali Rajai, Ayatollah Khamenei was elected president of the Islamic Republic and became the first cleric to serve in the office in 1981.
Ayatollah Khomenei always said that the Islamic republic has never sought to develop or acquire nuclear weapons in line with the tenets of Islam.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=5839   (893 words)

 Urban Dictionary: ayatollah
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This Ayatollah then can teach in religious Hawza according to his speciality and can act as a reference for their religious questions and as a judge.
When Westerners say 'the Ayatollah', they usually mean Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who brought the word into the international limelight during the 1979 Iranian Revolution; a possible secondary meaning would be the term's use to indicate the serving Supreme Leader of Iran.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=ayatollah   (642 words)

 Ayatollah Montazeri attacked
Eyewitnesses said the ayatollah Montazeri was injured in the attack by mostly state-controlled thugs of the Hezbollah.
The ayatollah Ali Khameneh'i, who's authority both as supreme religious and political leader is seriously challenged by senior religious leaders, politicians, intellectuals and students is the target of the opponents to present system.
Meanwhile, violence continued unabated in Tehran universities and campus between state-controlled thugs controlled by the ayatollah Khameneh'i and students who are calling for the limitation of his ultra constitutional powers, the "legalisation" of the post and job of the leader as well as the period of his mandate.
www.iran-press-service.com /articles/tehran_paris.html   (894 words)

 Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, Ayatollah Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini (1902-1989) was the founder and supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Ayatollah Khomeini was born on September 24, 1902, according to most sources.
First, the deaths of the leading, although quiescent, Iranian religious leader, Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Burujerdi (1961), and of the activist cleric Ayatollah Abul Qassem Kashani (1962) left the arena of leadership open to Khomeini, who had attained a prominent religious standing by the age of 60.
www.bookrags.com /biography/ruhollah-musavi-khomeini-ayatollah   (1416 words)

 Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani
However, the ayatollah's extent of influence in advancing a democratic polity in Iraq continues to be a topic of debate.
It is interesting to note that Ayatollah Sistani refused to take part in Khomeini's lectures during his stay in Najaf in the 1960s and 1970s.
When Khomeini came to power in Iran after the 1979 revolution, the new regime confiscated Ayatollah Khoei's properties in Mashhad, where he was born in 1929, and threatened Sistani's relatives in Mashhad and the southeastern Iranian city of Zabol.
meria.idc.ac.il /journal/2004/issue4/jv8no4a2.html   (4176 words)

 Asia Times - Ayatollah's killing: Winners and losers
PARIS - Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Baqr al-Hakim, ripped to pieces by the Volkswagen car bomb in front of the sacred Imam Ali Shrine in Najaf which killed 125 and left more than 230 wounded after last Friday's prayers, was the quintessential martyr of the current Iraqi jihad.
Grand Ayatollah al-Hakim was the victim of an assassination - as was the UN's special representative Sergio Vieira de Mello.
Ayatollah al-Hakim's brother is a member of the American-imposed interim governing council, which has absolutely no power and is considered a sham by the majority of Iraqis.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/EI02Ak01.html   (1457 words)

 Ayatollah Khomeini - MSN Encarta
Ayatollah Khomeini (1900?-1989), full name Sayyid Ruhollah al-Musavi al-Khomeini, religious leader who, from exile, led the popular revolution that toppled Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran in 1979.
Khomeini was the son of Sayyid Mostafa, a religious scholar who died six months after Khomeini was born.
In the early 1920s his teacher moved to Qom (Qum) and Khomeini followed, rising from the rank of pupil to ayatollah, a term for a leading Shia scholar that literally means “gift of God.” He embraced mysticism, which teaches the relinquishing of earthly pleasures in favor of a life spent contemplating God’s mysteries.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761562182/Ayatollah_Khomeini.html   (684 words)

 Appeal for action - IRAN: Update February 2003: Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prisoner of conscience Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri was freed from house arrest on 29 January 2003.
His detention began in March 1989, when he was replaced as the appointed successor to Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the then Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, because of his outspoken criticism of the government.
Grand Ayatollah Montazeri had criticized the severe treatment of dissidents, including torture and incommunicado detention, and the mass executions of political prisoners.
web.amnesty.org /web/wwa.nsf/8764c1a29cfd135f80256a3800423470/9edeab335b3683d38025690a004a3687!OpenDocument   (277 words)

 Life Of Ayatollah AL-Najafi
Ayatollah Al-Najafi then sold his personal belonging and bought a photocopy equipment and copied the books and handed to the students for free and gave salary to the teachers and opened classes of Hawza again.
Ayatollah Bashir Hussain Al-Najafi, with the Grace of Allah, planted 6 huge electricity power generators and provided the electricity to the Madaris and the houses of neighbors of Madaris and at the moment, more than 2500 houses are being provided electricity by Ayatollah Al-Najafi.
Ayatollah Al-Najafi was taken to the hospital and was done a surgery as the pieces of bomb were in his body, after three days, he was moved to his house back.
www.alnajafy.com /english/biography.htm   (1480 words)

 ayatollah - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ayatollah, title of honor reserved for outstanding jurists, called mujtahids, of the Shia Islam.
Khomeini, Ayatollah Ruhollah (1900?-1989), full name Sayyid Ruhollah al-Musavi al-Khomeini, religious leader who, from exile, led the popular...
Khamenei, Seyed Ali, born in 1939, supreme spiritual leader of Iran (1989- ), president of Iran (1981-1989), and ayatollah (“gift of God,” a...
encarta.msn.com /ayatollah.html   (108 words)

 Islam: ayatollah definition
Ayatollah is an educational title.it is the highest title in the Islamic shia schools.And means that He can himself extracts the true legal of avery thing based on islam.
Imam means the leader of some muslims.for example in fighting against Islam and muslim enemies the religious or spirituall leader of the muslims is called Imam.
Generally Ayatollah is used almost as educational title but Imam is used for Social leaders.
en.allexperts.com /q/Islam-947/ayatollah-definition-1.htm   (283 words)

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